Three unlocked cars targeted by thieves in Hasland

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Police are urging drivers to make sure they lock their cars as following a number of thefts in the Hasland area.

Three cars, believed to have been left unlocked overnight, were targeted between Tuesday, January 12 and Wednesday, January 13.

The cars had been parked on driveways on Norwood Avenue, Oadby Drive and Ratcliffe Close. Items including sunglasses, a purse, a laptop, a sat-nav and a phone charger were stolen.

A purse was also stolen from what is believed to have been an unlocked Citroen car parked on Heather Vale Close the previous night, between 4.30pm on Monday, January 11 and Tuesday, January 12.

Enquiries are being carried out in the area but police are also reminding residents to make sure they keep their vehicles locked.

Sergeant Dave Nicholls, of the Hasland and St. Leonards Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Leaving your car insecure makes it an easier target, as it can take just seconds for an offender to steal any valuables from inside. Always make sure that you lock your car when you leave it, and remove any belongings.”

Sgt. Nicholls added: “If anyone saw or heard anything suspicious in the area at the time of these incidents then please contact us, also please keep an eye out for your neighbours and if you notice any activity that seems out of the ordinary then report it to police so that officers can check the area.”

Anyone with information should contact Derbyshire police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.